The Prime Ministers Part II (The Movie) Premieres November 18, 2014!
The Prime Ministers: Soldiers & Peacemakers, the second of a two-part documentary based on Ambassador Avner’s bestselling book, will have its World Premiere Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York City. The Canada Premiere will take place Thursday, November 20 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. The Chicago Premiere is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10 at the Logan Square Theatre. The Israel Premiere will take place as part of the 16th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Sunday, December 21 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. For further information on the premieres, please visit the Films Page.
Ambassador Yehuda Avner is an Israeli former diplomat, and prime ministerial advisor. Born in Manchester, England in 1928, he arrived in British Mandatory Palestine in 1947. He fought in the 1948 War of Independence, and was among the founders of Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee. During a lengthy diplomatic career, he served in positions at the Israeli Consulate in New York, and the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, and as Israel’s Ambassador to Britain, Ireland and Australia. Ambassador Avner served as speechwriter and secretary to Israeli Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir, and as advisor to Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. Ambassador Avner is the author of The Young Inheritors: A Portrait of Israel’s Children (1984), and The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership (2010), which has become an international bestseller. In 1995, the Yehuda Avner Chair in Religion and Politics was established at Bar-Ilan University. Ambassador Avner is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and a member of the Ambassadorial Appointments Committee.